In wake of the ‘Afghan Rush’, Greek lawmakers introduce tough new legislation on migration.
But will the government be strong enough (like the Hungarians) to resist the EU media uproar in order to defend the border properly…and with a determined purpose?
* Greece already experienced a wave of Afghans and it does not want any more. This should be a warning to all EU states in their rush to relocate Afghans.
While the government has finally gotten tougher at the border (positive results) and some of these new proposals are very helpful if done right (detention, crack-down on NGOs), the deportation measures seem like wishful thinking…designed for public relations only.
– Specifically, under one of the key provisions, the police will be able to order the deportation of migrants caught crossing into Greece through irregular channels and without proper papers…IF ‘they do not apply for asylum or if their application for protection is rejected’.
** That’s a big IF. If Greece is referring to immediate pushbacks across the border, this is great. However, once the illegals (especially Afghans) are granted entry and start the asylum process, even if rejected, they are rarely deported.
What will change this reality? Asylum rejections are easy; deporting the illegals out of Europe has been Greece’s Achilles Heel.
In addition, so-called ‘unaccompanied minors’ who are not granted asylum but cannot be deported will be granted full health care and social security coverage. Then, they will bring over their families.
*** Greece may want to think about suspending all asylum requests indefinitely during this emergency, while also preventing entry at all costs.
At this point, the V4 Report has no faith that deportations out of Europe will materialize as needed. Greece has failed at this task.
Better for Greece and others to pushback or immediately escort the illegals back across the border to prevent entry and to avoid the asylum process.
And it also helps to declare and prepare for an emergency before the actual event.
Unlike 2015-2020, we believe Greece is ready to defend the border. They have had enough of this migrant madness.